200 Clayton Featured in Building Dialogue Magazine
- Mar 2, 2023
The mixed-use development in Denver’s Cherry Creek North attracts strong tenant demand
By David Morris, Principal Designer, Denver
Cherry Creek North, the Mile High City’s popular high-end shopping destination, will soon be the home of one of Denver’s prominent mixed-use developments: 200 Clayton.
The eight-story, 76,000 SF, Class A office and retail building is located at “Main and Main.” It sits in the heart of the district at the northeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Clayton Street and will complete in March.
The midsize building is the first of a two-phase development project in Cherry Creek North. The project is part of the district’s ongoing redevelopment, boasting retail, office, and multi-family residential in a walkable outdoor community.
Broe Real Estate Group selected The Beck Group to design the modern mixed-use project. Broe develops and manages commercial real estate assets. It is a subsidiary of The Broe Group, founded by local billionaire and entrepreneur Pat Broe.
200 Clayton joins other major North Cherry Creek revitalization projects to reshape the district’s expanding skyline.
200 Clayton’s Design and Location Spurs High Tenant Demand
The Broe Group has witnessed a substantial increase in demand for Cherry Creek’s vibrant neighborhood as tenants and residents relocate to the highly desired location. As demand for Cherry Creek North grew, The Broe Group acquired the former 210 Clayton and 200 Clayton sites as part of a reimagined 200 Clayton mixed-use project. This high demand for Cherry Creek North office and retail opportunities has continued through each phase of project development.
Area residents and visitors are noticing 200 Clayton’s refined glass structure. It is an iconic addition to the district with 360-degree views from its eight-story mass, which will be one of Cherry Creek North’s tallest commercial properties.
Currently, the mixed-use building has commitments from companies occupying approximately 85 percent of the building’s leasable space, with new, long-term commitments from Aon, Charles Schwab, and Vantage Data Centers.
Companies are relocating from Denver’s Central Business District and elsewhere because of the area’s high-end experiential amenities, new restaurants, retail, and vibrant lifestyle.
The Building Boasts Distinctive Design Features
The building’s floor-to-ceiling glass curtainwall facades along the south and west orientations offer tenants unobstructed views of the Cherry Creek neighborhood, downtown Denver’s skyline, and the Rocky Mountain front range. 200 Clayton’s north and east-facing facades consist of punched windows surrounded by zinc panels.
The design creates a unique texture and architectural detailing contrasting the sleek glass curtainwall façades. The curtainwall has six-inch deep window mullions that give depth and pronounced articulation to the smooth surface of the building’s glass skin.
Thoughtful Amenities and Mechanical Features
A two-level below-grade parking garage offers convenient and accessible on-site parking within the building’s existing footprint.
Another key amenity is the building’s destination dispatch or “smart” elevators, which optimize dispatch and travel times to each of the building’s floors. Combined with a comprehensive occupant and visitor entry management system, the building will provide tenants with “hands-free” operations.
The tenant experience is at the core of 200 Clayton’s design, including tenants’ health and wellness. Technological innovations can be found at each point of the shared experience to support a healthy return to the office. 200 Clayton’s elevator cabs will operate with ionization filtration.
The building’s HVAC system is upgraded to allow 100 percent of the airflow from the exterior to increase the supply of fresh air throughout the building, which limits disease transmission. The fully-electric building eliminates the use of fossil fuels on-site and complies with Denver’s anticipated future electrification requirements. The final design meets the Four Globes standard of Green Globes, a measure of the commitment to sustainability.
Situated in an area known for art galleries and the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 200 Clayton is committed to supporting the art heritage in the district, including a 15-foot horse sculpture located within the building’s entry courtyard.
A Standout Property in Cherry Creek North
200 Clayton’s modern design, energy efficiency, health and sustainability features, high-end amenities, and unmatched location make this project one of Denver’s premier commercial properties.
Building Dialogue published this column in its March 2023 issue.